This charming traditional alpine chalet is situated in a quiet tranquil location and boasts ski in and ski out access!
The chalet uses traditional stone and wood materials throughout to create a cosy and homely mountain retreat where you can unwind with friends and family.
The shared living space consists of a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area which has plenty of light, double height ceiling and stunning views of the surrounding mountains from the adjoining balcony. In the summer months, as the chalet is right on the route of the Tour de France you'll be able to watch the race from the comfort of your own chalet!
After a day of fun on the mountain, guests can relax and revive aching muscles in the chalets sauna and hot tub. There is also Sky TV (full sports & movies package) and free WiFi to keep you entertained.
The centre of Alpe d'Huez is just a short 10 minute walk from the chalet where you will find plenty of bars and restaurants.
The chalet is open all year round so whether you prefer to visit the mountains in winter for a ski and snowboard holiday or are a mountain biking, cycling and hiking enthusiast in summer, this chalet can be your perfect base.
The chalet can sleep up to 14. It has 7 bedrooms:
- Bedroom 1 (Col du Galibier): Twin room, en-suite
- Bedroom 2 (Col de Sarenne): Twin room, en-suite
- Bedroom 3 (Col du Lautaret): Twin room
- Bedroom 4 (Col de la Croix de Fer): Twin room
- Bedroom 5 (Col d'Izoard): Twin room, en-suite
- Bedroom 6 (Col d'Ornon): Twin room, en-suite
- Bedroom 7 (Col du Glandon): Twin bedroom (that can be a triple room)
During the winter when the chalet is catered with simple, fresh and flavoursome hearty home-made meals. You can expect Breakfast with a variety of pastries, cereals, fresh fruit as well as porridge, coffee and tea. When you return from the slopes each afternoon there will be freshly baked cake or biscuits. In the evening they offer a 3-course evening meal with complimentary, locally-sourced wine.
In the summer the chalet is let on a self-catering basis.
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Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Alpe d'Huez from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
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Guests at this chalet are able to get a discount on cycle hire through the company's partners.
When arranging cycle hire, things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
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You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
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Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Alpe d'Huez, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
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Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Alpe d'Huez whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
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The chalet has two parking spaces
- "Stayed in this wonderful chalet with my family and couldn't recommend it enough. The spacious living room is great for entertaining and the views are amazing. Its just outside the town centre but easy to walk to and is in a really peaceful position just off hairpin 20." - Trip Advisor
- Perfect location, wonderful views & super atmosphere
Really easy to get to the slopes for ski in / ski out OR close to bus route if you want to start your day higher. Comfortable chalet with home cooked food. Everyone was looked after really well, the staff were super friendly and accommodating. Luxury at an affordable price. I would highly recommend for a couple, a family or a group of friends. This chalet & location could cater for anyone..." - Trip Advisor
- "We received detailed information from the chalet owners prior to our holiday, which included instruction for getting there which were straight forward and the chalet was clearly signed which meant that it was easy to find. The chalet host were freindly and welcoming and had excellent local knowledge. The food was fantastic and there was pleanty of it- so we were never hungry. The chalet itself was comfortable, clean, warm, tidy - everything you would want after a full days skiing. We found the atmosphere in the chalet friendly and relaxing, the facilities were great; sauna, hot tub, sky tv. We thought the location of the chalet was ideal for us (family of 4 with 2 pre teen aged sons). Just on the outskirts of the village it was lovely and quiet but we could easily access the village as we wanted, there is a ski run 5 minutes walk from the door, you also get great view of a few of the final few hairpin bends - fantastic if you are into your cycling." - Trip Advisor
The main market town of the Oisans region, Bourg d’Oisans, is a 20-minute drive down the famous 21 hairpin bends of Alpe d’Huez. Being the main town ‘Bourg’ offers a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants. It has a large supermarket with parking (ideal for stocking up!), petrol stations, banks, post office, pharmacies, medical centre, bus terminus, builder’s merchants, churches, riverside walks, cycle hire, swimming pool, tennis courts, osteopaths (the list goes on!) can all be found in this quaint typically alpine mountain town.
Be you a fast food lover or a gourmet fan Alpe d’Huez caters for all tastes. Pinocchio Pizzeria opposite the Ice Rink takes some beating, Smithy’s Taverns Tex-Mex themed menu is hugely popular, whilst Lounge 21 above the Igloo nightclub offers a more exclusive feel. Whilst the Edelweis and La Pomme de Pin, by the Ice rink offer traditional mountain cuisine and fondues. On the mountain situated above the ‘Les Bergers’ commercial centre, Le Spot, whilst being small, is truly a great ‘spot’ for lunch. ‘Lil Food’ next to the Igloo provides great late night food.
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The 21 hairpin bends that lead from Bourg d’Oisans up to Alpe d’Huez is probably the most famous climb in the whole of the cycling world. The views from the top of the Pic Blanc (accessed from the DMC lift centre) offers truly breath taking views, on a clear day you can see Mont Blanc, Les Deux Alpes and even the mighty Mont Ventoux (the giant of Provence!). Around 45 minutes towards Grenoble is the historic town of Vizille with its museum and Chateau. Top flight rugby is played at the new Stade des Alpes by Top14 club Grenoble, which is around an hour away. The historic and incredibly picturesque ‘Route Napoleon’ runs from the area all the way to the Mediterranean, and follows the route taken by Napoleon upon his return from Elba in 1815 and links Grenoble with Cannes (N85).
Things to Do Nearby
Alpe d’Huez offers a huge array of activities, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, tobogganing, cross country skiing, on-piste, off-piste, paragliding, Nordic walking and the latest craze ‘fat biking’ (basically a mountain bike with 4x4 tyres!!) to name but a few. There really is something for all abilities and all levels. In summer Alpe d’Huez is a mecca for cyclists and when the Tour de France comes to town so do around 1 million spectators form all over the world. Alpe d’Huez also offers a tennis club, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, ice rink, leisure centre (gym, climbing wall, indoor tennis, squash, table tennis etc).
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The local nine-hole golf course by the altiport consists of 6 ‘pitch and putt’ holes to start and 3 genuine tough par 3’s to finish. A tougher 9-hole course can be found in Les Deux Alpes, underneath the ‘red jelly bean’ bubble car. For a serious challenge try the Golf International at Eybens, around 45 minutes away towards Grenoble (near Vizille), this Robert Trent Jones designed course is regarding a being amongst the best in France. During the summer in Alpe d’Huez most Thursdays you will find a competition at the course which can be entered on the day. The 6th tee box is literally on the runway of the altiport and offers fantastic views. There are other courses in the area at Seyssins, Charmeil and Uriage (all near Grenoble).
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Cross town transit is made easy in Alpe d’Huez by the ‘yoghurt pot’ lift system which runs from the old town all the way up to the DMC Station, with stops in between. Whilst the 4-man chair lifts links, L’Eclose with main installation of Les Bergers from Les Bergers take the ‘scare chair’ (Alp Auris) across the valley to Auris. Marmottes 1, 2 & 3, Romains and the Rif Nel express offer great access from Les Bergers Centre. From the top end of the town the Pic Blanc can be accessed from the DMC Gondola Car from which you can ski down to Oz or Vaujany. From Vaujany you can come back up in the aptly nicknamed ‘James Bond’ Gondola car. The famous Sarenne Black run (16km) is accessed from the top station of the DMC gondola car (Pic Blanc), at the lower end of the resort ‘Teleseige’ takes you from Huez Village back up to the old town. Ideally all the beginner’s slopes are situated around the lower slopes of the DMC and Les Bergers systems.
Also see: Ski Areas in Alpe d'Huez, France
Well known and loved for its nightlife Alpe d’Huez truly offers something for all tastes. La Folie Douce (accessed from Marmottes/Les Bergers lift) kicks off at mid-afternoon and although relatively new (in its third year), it holds legendary status already, with DJ’s and live acts. Smithy’s Tavern, O Bar and O’Sharkeys all offer good food, drinks promos’ and show live sport. The ‘Free-ride Bar’ next to the Ice-rink has a ‘stock trading’ theme with TV screens showing constantly changing drink prices, pick the right time to buy your favourite tipple or alternatively try someone new at a market low price, whilst drinks trading is fun, it can get quite messy! After all of this you can move onto the Caves or Igloo Discotheques adjacent to Smithy’s Tavern just below the Ice Rink.
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Location: Alpe d'Huez
Catering Basis: Catered | Self-catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Owner Directly
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Sleeps: Sleeps 14
Bedrooms: 7 bedroom
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast
Access: Ski to door
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: Free WiFi | Satellite TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Fridge-freezer | Microwave
Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
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Address: Route d'Huez | Alpe d'Huez | 38750